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London, United Kingdom, 2005/12/30 - Leading UK translation service provider Lingo24 has announced a technology partnership with XML-INTL, a pioneering international software company.
The partnership will allow for full integration of the two companies’ systems for managing translation and marks the beginning of an intensive period of collaboration.
“We are delighted to have begun work with Lingo24,” said Bob Willans, director of XML-INTL, “because of their excellent reputation within the translation industry, and the quality of their technology department. Their practical experience will be invaluable to our team as we perfect our software solutions for the translation industry.”
Lingo24 CTO Jos Shepherd commented: “Standardisation on XML as a text content storage and interchange technology is taking place in all industries and XML is already tremendously important to the localisation industry. XML-INTL are at the cutting edge of XML use in localisation and complement Lingo24’s own team very well.”
XML is becoming the file format of choice for publishers because it eliminates both direct and indirect costs associated with dealing with proprietary file formats. Integrating XTM, XML-INTL’s next generation translation memory software, with a content management system (CMS), allows companies to make translation just one more step in the workflow of producing content, and thereby to reduce the costs involved in managing multi-lingual content.
Lingo24’s Operations Director, Jack Waley-Cohen, foresees even closer collaboration in future: “Our partnership with XML-INTL is a meeting of minds. We are innovators in the translation industry and XML-INTL are leaders in the development of standards for the translation industry. We have exciting plans and believe our current partnership is only the tip of the iceberg in terms of what we can achieve together."
Lingo24 is one of the leading translation agencies in the world with operations in six countries and over one thousand translators. The company uses technology to cut the costs involved in managing translation and operates 24 hours a day thanks to its presence in several different time-zones. Its clients include top brands such as Orange, Bloomberg, MTV, BP and the Royal Bank of Scotland.
XML-INTL is a leading provider of XML-based document management, translation and publishing solutions. The company has pioneered a next generation translation memory - XML text memory – which it calls XTM. XTM has been shown to reduce costs in translation both by reducing the amount of text to be translated or proofread, and by cutting down on the number of manual steps required in the translation process.